Steering on Toyota Tacoma

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Asked by Aug 27, 2008 at 02:49 PM about the 2005 Toyota Tacoma

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does anyone else have trouble steering their tacoma from a stand still? I mean, backing out of parking spots, when you're going really slowly, my steering wheel is REALLY hard to turn, its do-able but I just wanted to know if anyone else had this problem or if its just me?

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A common problem with a lot of vehicles. Since the power steering is operated by fluid pressure generated from a belt-driven pump, when you're operating at lower speeds there is less fluid assist.

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ahh i see, never thought of that, thanks!

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What if you have this and don't have power steering?

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Intermediate Steering Shaft #2 is seizing as on most Tacomas, causing a stiff steering problem. Mine is 2008 with same problem (32500 miles)

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Make sure your truck is in regular drive and not in 4 wheel high. I own a 2008 Tacoma 4x4 and it does have a hard time turning in the 4 wheel high mode. It does not in regular drive. Make sure your 4x4 converter switch is in regular drive. I think the switch is 2H, 4H and 4L. Switch needs to be on 2H. If your switch is in 2H position then your vehicle is stuck in 4H and never switched over therefore you have been driving in 4H all the time and your vehicle needs to be fixed.

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check your idle speed if it is to low the wheel will be hard to turn. try lightly pressing the pedal while trying to turn . if it turns easyier then you will know

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Intermediate Steering Shaft #2 is seizing as on most Tacomas, causing a stiff steering problem. Mine is 2008 and had the same problem. When you have stiff steering spray that little universal joint in steering column under the hood with a lubricant. If it frees it up, it will eventually need to be replaced. Most Tacomas on the road have this problem. (2005-2011) Check out Tacoma World Forum. You will find pictures there also, Search Stiff Steering.

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you nailed it, joint in steering column was my problem,thanks

I have a 2013 tacoma tacoma 4 x 4 4 cyl stick shift and just found out that with 38,000 miles the lower steering knuckle and shaft have to be replaced @ $ 400. It is very hard steering when parking or turning sharp. I would think a universal joint would last a lot longer than that . Really disappointed in that result, and clutch linkage at transmission also needs frequent lubrication as it will jam the clutch so hard it will not move.

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